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Mon Jul 8, 2019, 04:51 PM

US Customs seizes ship where huge cocaine load was found

Source: Associated Press

Updated 3:36 pm CDT, Monday, July 8, 2019



Photo: Matt Rourke, AP
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File--This file photo from June 24, 2019 shows the MSC Gayane moored at the Packer Marine Terminal in Philadelphia. Customs authorities announced on Monday, July 8, 2019, they have seized the cargo ship where agents discovered nearly 40,000 pounds, or almost 18,000 kilograms, of cocaine when the vessel was inspected in Philadelphia last month.


PHILADELPHIA (AP) U.S. Customs authorities have seized a cargo ship where agents discovered nearly 40,000 pounds, or almost 18,000 kilograms, of cocaine when the vessel arrived in Philadelphia last month, U.S. Attorney William McSwain announced Monday.

Customs and Border Protection officials obtained a warrant Thursday and seized the MSC Gayane, owned by Swiss firm Mediterranean Shipping Company, McSwain said.

"A seizure of a vessel this massive is complicated and unprecedented but it is appropriate because the circumstances here are also unprecedented. We found nearly 20 tons of cocaine hidden on this ship," McSwain said. "When a vessel brings such an outrageous amount of deadly drugs into Philadelphia waters, my office and our agency partners will pursue the most severe consequences possible against all involved parties in order to protect our district and our country."

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Gayane is at least the third ship in Mediterranean Shipping Company's fleet to have been raided by U.S. authorities this year.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/crime/article/US-Customs-seizes-ship-where-huge-cocaine-load-14079238.php



Another ship with drugs being sneaked into the country by aliens with calves the size of cantalopes? Someone call Steve King.

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Judi Lynn Monday OP
Me. Monday #1
snort Monday #2
Brainfodder Monday #3
lapfog_1 Monday #5
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amcgrath Monday #6
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jul 8, 2019, 05:34 PM

1. Is It Owned By Elaine Chao's Family?

you know...Mitch's in-laws.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jul 8, 2019, 05:55 PM

2. I think I might be able to help!

How long does it take to snort 20 tons?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jul 8, 2019, 06:00 PM

3. How does one hide 20 tons of anything?

Not a one man operation at all!?!

Can't wait to see where this leads!

How many heads will roll?

This is like a series cliffhanger!

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Response to Brainfodder (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 8, 2019, 07:59 PM

5. Well that's only about 2 TEUs

or two twenty foot equivalents (containers) worth of stuff.

This container ship had a capacity of over 7,000 TEUs... so 2/7000.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jul 8, 2019, 06:19 PM

4. Lucky us -- we have the smugglers already caged in the

kiddy concentration camps along the southern border.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jul 8, 2019, 08:17 PM

6. Ok, I concede

It would have been very difficult to get that ship over a properly constructed wall

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jul 8, 2019, 10:18 PM

7. Drugs siezed at a Port of Entry--NOT by #asylumseekers coming over Southern Border

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jul 8, 2019, 11:48 PM

8. Better get started on that wall around the entire coastline.

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